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Old 05-15-2024, 08:51 AM
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Today we put the distributor shaft gear pin in. You drive it in and it protrudes about 1/8" on either side. Greg used a punch and hit it to make the pin swell in the gear- that took about 1/8" of the excess off and then he ground the remainder. That puppy is not going to come out without drilling it out. We then put the new rotors on and installed the distributor after once again confirming both rotors are properly timed. Then we connected the coil wires and that was a wrap for the ignition.

Then we installed the new throttle cable clip- nice and easy.

Then we installed the new electric thermostat for the oil cooler and secured the lines to the trunk wall with a riv-nut. Nice and tidy. This thermostat will turn the fans on/off automatically. We are also going to wire switch with an LED indicator to override that in the event I want to manually turn them on/off.

Then we pulled out the transaxle to address a output shaft seal leak that we had been unable to completely stop. We installed a speedi-sleeve (Stoddard) on the output shaft and then a new seal on the transaxle and reassembled. It feels like it should not leak again- fingers crossed. Then I cleaned up the transaxle so it will be ready to install once we get the crankshaft ignition sensor bracket that we realized we were missing. Order that from Gaudin and hope to have it by the weekend. The we can install that and then install the transaxle.
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Old 05-18-2024, 09:58 AM
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Got a few hours in yesterday. We installed the front valance and bumper. Not a big deal, but a big milestone for me as the car gets closer and closer to having the 3.6 installed.

Also, just for fun, here are some pictures of the car my car is sharing Greg's garage with.
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Old 05-19-2024, 09:20 AM
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Took a trip up to Sonoma yesterday to pick up the MAF sensor which was missing when I bought the motor. One more item off the list.
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Yesterday was a great progress day and we had a lot of fun in the process.

We installed the new crank position sensor with the new mounting bracket. Fits nice and looks proper too.

Then we installed the MAF sensor, it fits nicely, but I need to order a couple new clamps from RM European to wrap that up.

While Greg ran to the dentist I took the opportunity to clean the engine compartment for the eventual motor installation. It was not really bad, but it cleaned up nicely. Now, maybe in a couple weeks the motor will be in its new home.

While cleaning the engine compartment I remembered I still had the 3rd brake light flasher module installed that was living in the engine relay board area. I had turned it off about a year ago because Greg's wife saw it flashing when I applied the brakes and said, "Oh, that's annoying". I looked at it and realized she was 100% correct. I had originally bought a flasher module that would flash the 3rd brake light 1-2 times when the brakes were applied and then would not flash every time you applied the brakes if you were sitting in stop/go traffic as that would be really annoying. That module, sadly, was lost and another installed when my car was first reassembled. It flashed the 3rd brake light 5 times per application and did not have a stop/go traffic repeat delay. So now that the engine was out it was the perfect time to remove that module entirely- we did.

Then we put the transaxle back where it belongs - with the engine. We replaced the little plastic bits on the clutch fork arm, greased the throw out bearing and it all went together nicely. I was really pleased to see that happen as it means we really are getting close to getting them back in the car.

Then for a break in the action, Greg had 2 new 911 door-check pins sitting on his counter. He told me my pins, (plain looking steel with a hole for a pin to secure them) were loose and that was why my doors "clicked" when I opened and closed them. The new 911 pins were installed and my doors are nice and quiet when opening and closing. Sometimes it's the little stuff.

My headlight dimmer reostat was not working properly; it was more of an on/off situation. I sourced another early headlight switch and we swapped the old one out and the new one in and now everything works as new. It's not like I dim my dash lights, but it bugged me that the switch was not functioning properly.

Next, Greg tackled the wiring for my oil cooler fans. We previously installed the Setbrab in-line thermostat for the fans. I wanted the fans to operate automatically - let's face it I am old and don't want to forget having to turn them on when the oil gets hot. But, I also wanted a manual switch to turn them on too. So we repurposed my rear window defroster switch, (the rear defroster did not work anyway) for that function. Greg is a terrific electrician technician (of course) and made this look simple aside from the contortionist positions required to get up under the dash as he is 6'3".

Our next tasks will be to sort the engine vacuum lines and hopefully start getting the electrical for the engine figured out so we can get the DME mounted in the car and get the wiring from the dash to the engine done. We also still have to make the idle control valve pipe so we can mount that where we want instead of the stock 993 location.

My brother and I are planning on attending the Diablo Region Wash 'n Shine at the Danville Livery (Sycamore and San Ramon Valley Blvd.) on Monday (Holiday). Greg has entered his Willow Green 914-6 GT. If you have not seen that beauty in person- I recommend trying to make it. It is always a well attended function. Now, I mention that event, as I really hope someone with a '95 993 in stock form is there too. We need to look and take pictures to sort my stuff. So I have my fingers crossed!
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Well the Wash 'n Shine was a terrific event- very well attended. I had been contacted by Alex, the owner of a '95 993 and Greg and I went to his home and were very pleasantly surprised too see an absolutely pristine '95 993 Coupe. I mean "pristine". We took photos and looked at wiring harness routing. That should get us another step closer to getting that 3.6 in my car.
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Well... what we learned after viewing the '95 993 and then closely examining the harness that came with the motor for the chassis to DME to motor, is we got the wrong harness with the motor; it appears to be a 964 harness, which won't work for us. Yesterday, I sourced a complete '95 993 3.6 harness that looks like it was removed from the car when new and then properly stored. We should have that mid-next week. I also received my new Cylinder head temperature sensor- definitely need that.

So, once the chassis harness arrives we will get back to it.
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Chassis harness arrived and looks Very nice. Wednesday we will see what we can do with it.
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Boy, what a difference the correct harness makes. Plugged in the MAF sensor and most of the remaining plugs just fell into place. Still have a few to sort, but overall, very pleased with the progress we made. We also got 90% of the vacuum lines sorted.
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We are making great progress. The other day we got the steel fuel line routed from the passenger side, where the fuel filter lives, to the driver's side where the fuel rail inlet is.

Then we tackled the ridiculous "Mickey Mouse ears" as I knew we could make them so much better. As it turns out, Patrick Motorsports really (IMHO) dropped the design ball on this one. The two ducts where you secure the air-cooled tubing were not well placed. One was close but we modified it to allow the hose to lay better and the other was just wrong. They had it positioned so it was almost sticking straight up. We cut it off, shortened it, rotated it about 90 degrees and welded it back on. Then Greg noticed when PMS welded the ducts to the base, they left an overlap of about 3/8" blocking air flow. Greg decided we may as well "port" the ducts to allow for better air flow. The end result is a really nice set of "ears" that will allow the air duct hose to lay as close to the motor as possible and flow nicely.

I had a couple people, Greg being one, say I should go with the 4-cylinder electric fan motor for my heat exchangers. The last thing I wanted was to add another component to the engine compartment, further cluttering it with stuff. We worked hard to de-clutter the engine compartment; since modified, we like the "ears" now. They are about as low profile as they can be. Here they are sort of mocked up in place.
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